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December 2012

Last Chance: Let’s make 2013 the year of marriage equality!
Just a quick reminder that this is your last chance to make a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year. Make your gift before Midnight tonight.
GOP Support Grows for DOMA Repeal
Outgoing Rep. Charlie Bass (R-New Hampshire) became the third Republican congressman to support legislation that would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Video: Marriage Equality in 2012, Year in Review
Here's a quick year-in-review to get you caught up with the progress we made in 2012, and where we're going to focus in 2013.
“Equal Justice Under Law”
Make a special year-end donation to help AFER win the freedom to marry for every American. Your tax-deductible gift will be doubled dollar for dollar.
Readings of the play “8” in all 50 States
“8” is sweeping the nation. From Alaska to Florida, Maine to Hawaii, people across the nation are learning about what happened when fear and prejudice were put on trial.
Video: Last-Minute Marriage Legislation & More News
With just days left in the year, lawmakers in two states are making last-minute bids to pass marriage equality bills. A hugely successful campaign is culminating in Oregon. And support for an anti-gay amendment in Indiana is quickly crumbling.
Double Your Donation and Help Win Full Marriage Equality
AFER is making the case for full federal marriage equality. We can win, but we need your help. Donate today to help us reach our $50,000 goal and our friend, Yeardley Smith, will double it.
Video: Next Steps for Prop. 8/DOMA Cases and More News
It’s official: The Supreme Court will hear AFER’ Prop. 8 case and a constitutional challenge to the DOMA brought by the ACLU. Meanwhile, support’s growing in Congress for a repealing the Defense of Marriage Act.
Richard Dreyfuss Heads All-Star Cast of “8″ in San Diego
Richard Dreyfuss, joined AFER Boardmember and “8” playwright Dustin Lance Black, Annette O’Toole, Lance Bass, and Bruce Vilanch for a one-night-only benefit reading of the play “8” in San Diego.
Reactions: Prop. 8 at the Supreme Court
Here are a few highlights from Friday's announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear AFER’s case challenging Proposition 8 and the ACLU’s case challenging the so-called Defense of Marriage Act.